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The Book of Air and Shadows
I usually try to give each book the first one hundred pages before deciding to quit. If it hasn't hooked me by then, it's doubtful it'll hook me any t ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 06, 2007
The Serpent's Tale (Mistress of the Art of Death, #2)
This is an okay historial murder-myster-whodunit. The main problem is with the main character; I never liked her. She also has problems with what she ...more
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Aug 28, 2008
The Reincarnationist (Reincarnationist, #1)
A pretty good read until the end. A young man is tormented by visions of what seems to be a previous life. When he's drawn to a dig in Rome that turns ...more
Feb 05, 2008
Dec 09, 2007
The Politically Incorrect Guide to English and American Literature
This entire line of books is incredibly good, chocked full of information you usually don't find in history books or classes, giving new light to "acc ...more
May 2007
Dec 06, 2007
Death Star (Star Wars)
Star Wars books have increasingly become more sci-fi than sci-fantasy, going into more detail about the technical aspects of the universe than focusin ...more
Dec 2007
Dec 06, 2007
The Complete Phantom of the Opera
A very nice, compact look at the origins of the novel and its subsequent forays into film and musicals, with focus on the Andrew Lloyd Weber version. ...more
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Mar 15, 2010
Hot Blooded (New Orleans #1)
Not a bad murder-mystery plot, but I had it figured out pretty early on. This book is rife with typos, which just ruins it when you run across a word ...more
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Apr 09, 2010
An Inconvenient Book: Real Solutions to the World's Biggest Problems
Glenn Beck is a funny guy with good common sense and realistic viewpoints on the world's "problems." Funny as heck in certain places and serious in ot ...more
Feb 18, 2008
Dec 06, 2007
The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History
This entire line of books is incredibly good, chocked full of information you usually don't find in history books or classes, giving new light to "acc ...more
Jul 2006
Dec 06, 2007
Dracula the Un-Dead
**spoiler alert** This is an interesting book. I like the idea of finding out what happened to the surviving characters of the original classic twenty ...more
May 19, 2010
Apr 09, 2010
Are We Rome?: The Fall of an Empire and the Fate of America
I'll admit I was surprised at the general objectivity of this book. When I saw it was by the former editor of The Atlantic Weekly and current editor o ...more
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Jul 16, 2008
The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio
This is a very nice young readers book about a young man who is given a book with a secret map inside by a bookseller who then myteriously disappears. ...more
May 07, 2008
May 06, 2008
This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War
A surprisingly objective look at the effects of war by a Harvard president that deals with the effects of the then unparalelled deaths that ocurred du ...more
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Jun 26, 2008
What's So Great About Christianity
Excellent book. Well-written and thoughtful, this book makes the case for how important Christianity is to western civilization, going to the extent t ...more
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Dec 22, 2008
Victory of Eagles (Temeraire, #5)
It's hard coming in on a series without having read any of the previous entries (the first in this series is in my queue, but . . .). "Victory of Eagl ...more
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Jan 22, 2009
Late Edition: A Love Story
For something that is described as a "valentine" for a bygone age, there's an awful lot of complaining about the current state of newspapers in declin ...more
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Nov 23, 2010
Iraq Uncensored: Perspectives
Supposedly a bipartisan effort to ask what lessons we have learned from the war in Iraq, it seems rather unbalanced to me, especially since the forewo ...more
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Nov 30, 2010
True Green Kids: 100 Things You Can Do to Save the Planet
Another "have fun while saving the planet" kid-indoctrination book.
My thoughts:

Problems with the book:
1. Assumes there is a problem called "global war
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Feb 05, 2010
The Garden of Last Days
This is a well-written novel, aside from the use of half-sentences and phrases intended to be actual sentences, that tells the story of a few days in ...more
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Apr 24, 2009
The Red Tree
**spoiler alert** Yaay, lesbian horror/suspense fiction . . .

This book is well-written; I simply didn't like it. I didn't like the main character at a
Jan 10, 2011
Jan 11, 2011
Death Comes to Pemberley
A murder mystery written by one of the greats, P.D. James, using the characters and situations of Jane Austen, this book is very much for fans of myst ...more
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Mar 15, 2012
Redemption Falls
If I had read this book on my own, I would have stopped at 100 pages as it didn't capture my attention or intrigue. As it was, I had to read it for wo ...more
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Jan 25, 2010
Reading the Wind (The Silver Ship, #2)
Well, the last few hundred pages were the same as the first few hundred pages: boring. It got more interesting once there was a threat to the colony, ...more
Apr 05, 2010
Apr 02, 2010
The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume II
It's very satisfying finishing this book. It's my first introduction to Holmes and I wish now I had read volume 1 before this one, simply because this ...more
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May 24, 2010
The Devil's Eye (Alex Benedict, #4)
The last half of the book was barely better than the first half, but that's not saying much. Boring. Even when the "mystery" was discovered, I didn't ...more
Apr 21, 2010
Apr 19, 2010
Making the Impossible Possible: One Man's Blueprint for Unlocking Your Hidden Potential and Achieving the Extraordinary
An inspring account of one man's desire to create places of inspiration in inner city Pittsburgh and combining those with arts, music, and job trainin ...more
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May 13, 2008
The Lucky One
I had to read this book for work and was concerned when I first picked it up because it's by the same author who gave us "The Notebook," and having se ...more
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Jan 27, 2009
Rush Limbaugh: An Army of One
This is as close to a fair and balanced mini-biography of Rush Limbaugh as you're going to get from someone who is not necessarily a fan. It's interes ...more
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Aug 14, 2010
A very good novel concerning the aftermath of an accident that takes a life, but allows someone to receive a heart transplant, and the transplant's ef ...more
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Jun 14, 2010
The Golden City (Fourth Realm, #3)
Zzzzzzzz . . . . oh, what? Sorry, fell asleep reading this one. Boy, for a book that's the third part of a trilogy, nothing happens! The bad guy doesn ...more
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Aug 27, 2010
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